Ahmed returns for Renegades in BBL derby

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Fawad Ahmed will make his first Melbourne Renegades appearance in eight years after the home side was sent in to bat by the Melbourne Stars in their BBL derby.


The veteran legspinner re-joined the Renegades as an injury replacement for Shaun Marsh and is one of two inclusions at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night.

Jake Fraser-McGurk is also back in action, with the pair replacing Marcus Harris and David Moody.

The Stars have made just one change, recalling Brody Couch in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile.

The Renegades (5-5) are right in the finals mix but the Stars, who are still without injured allrounder Marcus Stoinis (hamstring), likely need to win all of their remaining four games to qualify.

The Stars (3-7) kept their slim hopes alive with a nine-wicket win over the Adelaide Strikers on Thursday.

The Melbourne rivals renew hostilities for the first time since the controversial 'Mankad' incident on January 3, when Stars skipper Adam Zampa tried to run out Renegades tailender Tom Rogers at the non-strikers' end.

It reignited the 'Mankad' debate after a tense Boxing Day Test exchange between Australia's Mitch Starc and South Africa's Theunis de Bruyn on the same topic.

Rogers was unmoved by Zampa's attempt and responded with a five-wicket haul as the Renegades prevailed by 33 runs at the MCG.

Renegades fast bowler Kane Richardson will play his 100th BBL match, with 36 of those played with Adelaide.

TEAMS

MELBOURNE RENEGADES: Jake Fraser-McGurk, Martin Guptill, Sam Harper, Aaron Finch (capt), Matt Critchley, Jon Wells, Will Sutherland, Ruwantha Kellapotha, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Fawad Ahmed.

MELBOURNE STARS: Joe Clarke, Tom Rogers, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, James Seymour, Clint Hinchliffe, Luke Wood, Brody Couch, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa (capt).

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